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7122:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Sheer Gauze-like Fabric 50inches

7122: 1930s Gauze Silk Meisen, long view

Vintage Japanese Textiles:

1930s-1950s Arai Hari Used Silk Kimono Piece

Sheer, Gauze-type Silk, Geometrics, Maze Patterns

Width: 14.5 inches / 36.83 cm
Length: 50 inches / 127 cm

Catalog# 7122:

US$15.00 per piece

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Fabric History/Pedigree: 1930s-50s silk fabric pieces received from traditional Japanese kimono cleaner/reconstructor called Arai-Hari -- see an excellent explanation of traditional Arai Hari by textile expert John Marshall, by click-pushing HERE.

Fabric Description: This delicate 1930s-1950s silk is a very lightweight, sheer, gauze-like translucent kimono fabric with a background color of burgundy with designs in shades of gray; Motifs resemble a maze pattern with 2 inches(5.08cm) thick blocks and bars aligned perpendicularly and arrayed diagonally; Same of both sides; Most likely this was for making a summer garment, or even a transom cloth, due to its sheer nature (Please view our last close-up image above of this sheer fabric on a tan colored desktop with a measuring ruler beneath it; this shows the extent of its thinness).

Colors: Please use our text color descriptions to complement your sense of the fabric due to differences in contrast and color on different devices.

Condition: Excellent for age, with a few small pinholes from the Arai-Hari process.

$ 15.00

7122:1930s-50s Japanese Silk Kimono Fabric, Sheer Gauze-like Fabric 50inches